Brambleberry Seeks Soapers for Summer SOAP Panel

I love Brambleberry’s idea for a SOAP panel.  Never heard of it?  Check out their post (click here). First, they get everyone talking about them.  Soapers are blogging, tweeting, and facebooking (is that a verb?) in an attempt to be selected for a coveted spot on the panel.  Then 8 soap makers are chosen and sent the newest fragrance oils that Brambleberry is …

The Search for Sustainability in Soap Making

The Search for Sustainability in Soap Making

Sustainability Sustainability means “to endure.” A sustainable business is a company that leaves no negative impact on the global or local environment, community, society, or economy. The business strives to ensure that all processes, products, and manufacturing activities adequately address current environmental concerns and that it “meets the needs of the present world without compromising the ability of the future …

Retail Business Trends for 2011

I usually just post the color and scent trends, but it occurred to me that business trends are just as important. While not all of these may be the direction you want to take, some can certainly be applied on a small scale. This info was taken from Entrepreneur’s Blog. To read the full article, click here. What were the …

Natural Ingredient Terms, Regulations and Governing Bodies Explained 1

Natural Ingredient Terms, Regulations and Governing Bodies Explained 1

It seems that most aspects of bath and body care businesses must conform to various governing bodies. Rules and regulations from labeling to weighing, from advertising to conducting business within a state are all enforced by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States …

New Year Resolutions – Part 2 – Business

I blogged the other day about making personal new year resolutions. Now, I’m going to talk about business resolutions. Resolutions are like goals, but they are usually not as specific. I prefer to make general resolutions for the new year, and from there develop specific goals with measurable outcomes and time tables. I compiled a list of popular resolutions that …

Cutting Costs of Materials – Making a Supplier Comparison Chart

This article is for any small business that is looking to cut costs on their materials without sacrificing quality. Some of you are probably so busy with the holidays you don’t want to think of the extra work involved to save some money. That’s perfectly fine. I’ll repost this in January when most people are ready to reevaluate their businesses …